Mail Order Wife (2005) - Movie Details
March 11, 2005 (LA/NY)
DVD Release Date
October 4, 2005
Rated R for language and some disturbing sexual material
Andrew Gurland is a New York City filmmaker interested in making a documentary about an average guy and his marriage to a mail order bride. Andrew finds the perfect subject for his film and decides to fund the marriage in exchange for the right to film the entire process. He finds what appears to be the ideal candidate in Adrian Martin, an overweight doorman from Queens who has renounced dating and seems optimistic about choosing...
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"Mail Order Wife" is a toughie. Clever, believable and disturbing, this documentary takes a look at the relationship between a mail order bride and two men, one of whom likes to abuse her, the other who wants to love her. However, there's one catch: "Mail Order Wife" is not real. It looks like a documentary, it feels like a documentary, but it isn't a documentary, and that's where the problem lies. Full movie review »